"wisptis.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "wisptis.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "wisptis.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "wisptis.exe" process?

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A

"wisptis.exe" process represents "Microsoft Pen and Touch Input Component" program.

"wisptis.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "svchost" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            wisptis

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "wisptis.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
wisptis.exe               2,048 K   Microsoft Pen and Touch Input Component

Additional information about "wisptis.exe" process:

Command line: 
   /QuitInfo:0000000000000CF4;00000000000009A0;  

Programe file information:
   Name: wisptis.exe
   Location: C:\windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
   Description: Microsoft Pen and Touch Input Component
   Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
   Size: 405504 bytes
   Last modified: 11/20/2010 10:25:10 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\wisptis.exe.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\Tabbtn.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Direct3D
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\GraphicsDrivers\Scheduler

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\ole32.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll

"wisptis.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "wisptis.exe" process.

 

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